Khaleej Times UniExpo 2019 to kick off in Dubai this September
Dubai - At the KT UniExpo Dubai, students and parents will be able to explore various educational opportunities.
Khaleej Times will organise the first edition of its KT UniExpo Dubai, a flagship higher education exposition, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on September 26 and 27.
At the KT UniExpo Dubai, students and parents will be able to explore various educational opportunities and work towards the desired career paths as they meet over 50 leading international and local universities from the UK, the USA, and the UAE.
Opening its doors to visitors at 10am, the KT UniExpo will feature many live features including career counselling sessions, a start-up competition whereby students can showcase their ideas in front of leading organisations, and explore different scholarship schemes.
Speaking about the initiative, Vicky Kapur, Executive Editor at Khaleej Times, said:
"Education is a high priority for the UAE, and government entities, including the Ministry of Education, are earnestly implementing the ambitious Education 2020 Strategy designed to significantly improve the quality of education within the country. Khaleej Times, the nation's first English newspaper, is keen to add value to the UAE's smart learning initiatives by presenting a platform with a global perspective and significance via the KT UniExpo."
Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet and engage with subject specialists from different universities to better understand the programme courses and scholarships on offer and get detailed explanations concerning any questions or issues they may have about choosing their higher education university before making a sound decision.
Shishir Kapadia, Senior Vice-President (Finance & Operations), Khaleej Times, stated: "With KT UniExpo 2019 nearly two months away, we are excited about the diverse line-up of higher education institutes taking part in this expo. Being the UAE's first English newspaper, we recognise the importance of education and knowledge enhancement.
"No matter your age, learning should never end. Through this expo, we intend to provide students within the UAE the opportunity to choose from a mix of top-notch local and international institutes to further their education," he added.
The event is free and open to the public. However, online pre-registration is highly encouraged to ensure quicker entry to the expo. This is available at www.ktuniexpo.com.
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Some of the participating universities
. University of Balamand Dubai: It offers students a holistic education, backed by strong reputation and legacy in several disciplines, namely engineering, arts, sciences, business administration and professional teaching diploma.
. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT): It offers internationally recognised American Bachelor's and Master's degrees in business, engineering and computing, as well as recently developed Master's programmes in data analytics and city science in collaboration with Smart Dubai. RIT also provides diplomas in corporate happiness and innovation.
. Amity University Dubai: The largest multi-disciplinary institute in the UAE, with innovative programmes such as nanotechnology, aerospace engineering and forensic science and traditional courses like law, fashion design, journalism, mechanical engineering and applied psychology, is committed to delivering world-class education and research.
. University of Birmingham: A Global Top 100 university and a member of the Russell Group of UK universities, which includes Oxford and Cambridge. The varsity has been awarded a gold rating in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), and offers foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate or teacher education programmes.
. Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) - Dubai Campus: MAHE offers over 40 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the disciplines of engineering & IT, business, design & architecture, life sciences, media & communication, and arts & humanities.
. Capital College - Licensed by the Government of Sharjah, Capital College offers accredited and ranked bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programmes that are unique to the region from the UK and the US, in exclusive partnership with UK's top 100 North Wales Business School, Glyndwr University and the California-based Westcliff University.
. American University of Sharjah (AUS) - AUS has 25 undergraduate majors, 52 minors and 12 graduate programmes in fields of arts and sciences, engineering, architecture, art and design and business and management.
. University of Bolton, Academic Centre Ras Al Khaimah - With an academic centre that specialises in areas such as accounting, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, business management, law, psychology and computing, University of Bolton RAK has a purpose-built facility for the best possible student experience.
. Westford University College - It offers advanced and tertiary qualifications in management, fashion & industry-relevant 'professional certifications' supported with degrees and diplomas from globally accredited bodies and universities to aspiring learners in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the UK, Asia and rest of the World.
. Curtin University Dubai - Curtin University is an innovative global university, with campuses in Perth, Dubai, Singapore and Malaysia. Curtin is known for its high-impact research, strong industry partnerships and commitment to preparing students for the jobs of the future.